Unlikely friendships movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant unlikely friendships movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, clever, humorous, interesting, intense and entertaining films and TV shows about / with unlikely friendships, mentor, storytelling, redemption, destiny, runaway, friendship, catastrophe, dialogue and culture clash plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unlikely friendships: The Bucket List (2007), The Intouchables (2011), Ice Age (2002), The Intern (2015), Scent of a Woman (1992), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), A Man Called Ove (2015), Good Omens (2019), Train to Busan (2016), Up (2009).

List of unlikely friendships movies

 7.4
 223K
The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, feel good, compassionate ...
Plot: journey, terminal illness, elderly, follow your dream, adventure, friendship, unlikely friendships, human spirit, golden years, dying, mechanic, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, taj mahal, usa, hong kong, africa ...
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The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, lifestyle change, culture clash, french, friends, human relationship, blacks and whites, starting over, loneliness, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 7.5
 423K
Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, not serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, date night, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, rescue, friendship, ice, family, unlikely friendships, caveman, creature, journey, life risking, bonding, odd couple ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory, prehistoric
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 7.1
 205K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, mentor, elderly, office, unlikely friendships, fashion, family, intern, prejudice, golden years, website ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
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Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, mentor, blind character, human nature, disability, depression, teaching the ways of the world, ex military, thanksgiving, change of heart, student ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, adventure, family, imaginary, happy ending, vikings, warrior, imaginary kingdom, training, foe turned friend, heroes ...
Place: scandinavia
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A Man Called Ove (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Despite grumpy 59 year-old Ove being deposed as president of his condominium association, but he keeps looking over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite Ove and she ...
Style: touching, compassionate, ironic, emotional, scenic ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, cancer, suicide thoughts, flashback, mentor, life & death, loneliness, lone hero, life philosophy, love ...
Place: sweden, spain
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 8.1
 48K
Good Omens (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In 2019 the world is on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But follies ensue — Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a demon aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find ...
Style: witty, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, demon, foe turned friend, armageddon, prophecy, heaven and hell, end of the world, fallen angel, peril, antichrist, devil, hell ...
Place: england, usa, africa
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 7.5
 133K
Train to Busan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…
Style: emotional, tense, suspense, bleak, bloody ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, train, pandemic, quarantine, survival, self sacrifice, father daughter relationship, violence, apocalypse, brutality, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south korea, korea, seoul
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 8.2
 891K
Up (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives ...
Style: feel good, exciting, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, follow your dream, loneliness, friendship, journey, dog, friends, obsessive quest, dreams, aging, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, venezuela, mount everest
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 7.1
 110K
Let Me In (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. A remake of the movie “Let The Right One In” which was an adaptation of a book.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, biting, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, loneliness, gory, friendship, bully, coming of age, small town, fall in love, transformation, dangerous attraction, first love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: new mexico, usa, california
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 8.5
 896K
The Lion King (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, lion, family, good versus evil, disney, friendship, betrayal, pride and honor, prince, jungle, king, redemption ...
Time: 1990s
Place: africa
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 6.0
 66K
Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: human animal relationship, freedom, adventure, killer whale, happy ending, social worker, friendship, captivity, animal training, rescue, animal life, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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 7.4
 251K
The Jungle Book (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.
Style: serious, scenic, entertaining, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, jungle, disney, dangerous animal, adventure, friendship, wolf, good versus evil, wolf pack, feral child, animals, courage ...
Place: india
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 7.5
 401K
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: mentor, chosen one, kung fu, adventure, goofy hero, martial arts, tiger, panda, monkey, transformation, talking animals, warrior ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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 5.3
 37K
Aquamarine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two teenage girls discover that mermaids really do exist after a violent storm washes one ashore. The mermaid, a sassy creature named Aquamarine, is determined to prove to her father that real love exists, and enlists the girls' help in winning ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: mermaid, friendship, fall in love, youth, teenage life, fish out of water, rescue, true love, adolescence, small town, friends, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, australia, usa
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My Best Friend (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Catherine refuses to believe that her business partner, the unlikeable François, has a best friend, so she challenges him to set up an introduction. Scrambling to find someone willing to pose as his best pal, François enlists the services of a ...
Style: touching, sincere, light, entertaining, intense ...
Plot: friendship, taxi driver, bet, auction, teaching the ways of the world, friends, risk, best friends, business, betrayal, money problems, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, new jersey
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 8.0
 352K
Aladdin (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, humorous, sweet, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: princess, genie, disney, desert, adventure, friendship, unlikely couple, love, sultan, magic, good versus evil, family ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, iraq, saudi arabia
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When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During their travels from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally Will debate whether or not sex ruins a perfect relationship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.
Style: sentimental, sincere, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, male female friendship, love and romance, looking for love, unlikely couple, romance, friends, platonic, up and down relationship, falling in love, opposites attract, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1987, year 1977
Place: new york, usa
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The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and to tell him that his home will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco's new summer home. Kuzco's advisor, Yzma, tries to poison Kuzco and accidentally turns him into a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: disney, llama, emperor, adventure, friendship, change of heart, family, good versus evil, escapades, rescue, partners, young heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 15th century
Place: latin america, south america, peru
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Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, life, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, character study, friends, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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 7.2
 92K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1946
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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 7.5
 7K
Lawn Dogs (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the affluent, gated community of Camelot Gardens, bored wives indiscriminately sleep around while their unwitting husbands try desperately to climb the social ladder. Trent, a 21-year-old outsider who mows the neighborhood lawns, quietly observes ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, talky, witty ...
Plot: friendship, hypocrisy, suburban life, love and romance, odd couple, family relations, unlikely friendships, poverty, discrimination, voyeurism, sex, wealth ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, dramatic, serious ...
Plot: historical character, stuttering, royal family, british history, friendship, aristocracy, queen, king, disability, british royal family, period piece, treatment ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, buckingham palace, scotland ...
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: clever, touching, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, freedom, prison life, prison escape, life is a bitch, life sentence, confined, corruption, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
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 8.1
 408K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, master and servant, civil rights, racial segregation, racial issues, blacks and whites, interracial relations, discrimination, storytelling, adaptation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
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 6.8
 259K
Bridesmaids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, talky, funny, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: best friend, jealousy, casual sex, rivalry, friendship, wedding, uninhibited rivalry, nothing goes right, female friendship, party, wedding preparations and rituals, bridesmaid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wisconsin, paris france, milwaukee wisconsin, chicago illinois
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Monsters University (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.
Style: light, feel good, funny, humorous, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: university, friendship, college, teamwork, odd couple, disney, monster, student life, bully, competition, underdog, teachers and students ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, future
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 6.7
 28K
Fido (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido a part of the ...
Style: humorous, touching, stylized, witty, atmospheric ...
Plot: zombie, housewife, monster, siege, cannibalism, back from the dead, small town, master and servant, child's point of view, satire, exploitation, murder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
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The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mobster named Jimmy the Tulip agrees to cooperate with an FBI investigation in order to stay out of prison; he's relocated by the authorities to a life of suburban anonymity as part of a witness protection program. It's not long before a ...
Style: dark humor, funny, humorous, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hitman, mafia, murder, farce, crime, comedy of errors, unlikely partners, love affair, crimes, misfit, opposites attract, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, usa, montreal, chicago illinois
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